The weather has been heating back up and so are the events taking place in Birmingham this week. Local celebrities are joining touring acts to bring some of the most entertaining shows you’ll find across the country to the 205 area code. We are spoiled with wonder, with each day bringing a new adventure. Here are a few of the events we are most excited about this week.

Shovels & Rope: The Manticore Tour (Tuesday)

Great tunes will be heard at Saturn this Tuesday. Image from Saturn

Birmingham loves Shovels & Rope, and the band is showing their mutual admiration with a return to the Magic City with a show at Saturn on Tuesday night. The group is touring in support of their Manticore album, and always delivers a good time to their fans. 

Producer Showcase Hosted By Luke Crowder (Wednesday)

It’ll be a great night for creativity and community in Birmingham on Wednesday. Graphic by Margaret Lane Walton

Luke Crowder continues to ascend to new heights in the world of music production. The musician was recently a part of one of the most anticipated albums of the year with his co-production on “Broke Boys” by Drake and 21 Savage. The musician continues to put community front and center with another Producer Showcase this Wednesday evening at The Upstairs at Avondale featuring 4 other Birmingham producers, visual artists, and fashion designers. 

Kevin Hart: Reality Check (Friday)

Get ready to have your stomach hurt from laughing so hard, Birmingham! Image from The BJCC

One of the most famous comedians of all time is coming to The BJCC this Friday night! Kevin Hart has been millions of people’s favorite funny man for years now. How many comedians in our lifetime can say they’ve had a stand-up special released in movie theaters across the country? Very few! Birminghamians can get their laughs in person to start the weekend off on a fantastic note. 

Metal Night - Toys For Tots (Saturday)

Rock out for a cause this Saturday at True Story. Image from Art By Burx

Metal Night is back and the November edition brings a chance to participate in a toy drive while rocking out to your favorite heavy acts. Art By Burx continues to bring some of the best monthly events in the city to True Story, and this Saturday’s festivities are going to be another great time. 

5th Annual Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival (Sunday)

Mac meets cheese to the benefit of Birminghamians. Image from Community Grief Support

One of the tastiest annual events found in the Magic City is coming to Back Forty this Sunday! Mac and cheese will be featured in abundance at this fun festival that is raising money for Community Grief Support. Restaurant favorites like Rodney Scott’s and Hattie B’s will be taking on community teams including the Fultondale Fire Department and more. It’s going to be a great day.

Cover image featuring Septarian taken by Maq Brown Photography